The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This Joint Staff Assessment reviews the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) Status Report for Lesotho. The report states that the authorities are in the final stages of completing the PRSP and expect to submit it to the Cabinet for approval by mid-October and to the Bank and the IMF by mid-November 2004. Consultations with community-based working and thematic groups were concluded by mid-2003. Subsequently, the authorities carried out detailed exercises regarding costing, development of performance indicators, and document preparation.